UNMC students plan a big morel hunt between graduation and starting their residencies.
Some Nebraska hunting and fishing permits now may be purchased, accessed or displayed on a mobile device.
All the roots have been planted for a northwestern Nebraska reforestation program. Now, the project has been turned over to Mother Nature.

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Another Peregrine Spring
For nearly a decade, a Peregrine Falcon pair have nested on the 18th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol in downtown Lincoln.
Notes: Camps for youngsters offer lots of activities
The Game and Parks partners with Nebraska 4-H to offer unique camps that help youngsters learn about the outdoors and develop skills in archery, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, shooting sports and other areas.
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Gun walking dog trials test dogs' obedience, handlers' endurance
Branched Oak was the site of this year's national championships, which took place from Tuesday to Friday at the lake northwest of Lincoln near Raymond, Neb. The competition is open to all types of pointing dogs. Handlers take two out at a time on a one-hour trial, walking as the dogs sniff for birds. If one flushes a bird, it must be still until...
Outdoor Cooking Camp at Ponca State Park
Ponca State Park will host its 3rd Annual Outdoor Cooking Camp on April 12-13, 2014. This hands-on event features many topics, ranging from Dutch oven cooking to cedar plank salmon.
Walleye group is meeting at Cabelas
The Nebraska Walleye Association is meeting Sunday at Cabelas at 1 p.m. Dan Troenendyk with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will speak on boat safety and boating regulations.
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Ernie Chambers short on votes to override veto of cougar hunting repeal
The Nebraska Legislature took up the override again because Ernie Chambers filed a motion to reconsider. It now seems unlikely to be voted upon again before the session concludes April 17.
Minnesota angler pleads guilty, loses potential world-record fish
Rob Scott, the Minnesota angler who caught a potential tip-up world-record lake trout in February, pleaded guilty on Friday in Canada’s Fort Frances Provincial Offences Court to keeping one lake trout over his limit.
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Cougar hunt persists, but Ernie Chambers vows to stay on the offensive
The lawmaker comes up six votes short but isn't giving up his effort to outlaw state's mountain lion season.
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Davis: Calling off the hunt after 96 years
The alarm rang at 3 a.m. I stretched out my back, put on a pot of coffee and downed some Tylenol in preparation for the morning goose hunt in the rain.
Fishing Fix: Getting unhung
If you are really trying to catch fish, it’s definitely going to happen. So don’t even worry about it. But what should you do once you are snagged?
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25th and final tree planting set at Fort Robinson State Park
For the 25th and final season, hundreds of Boy Scouts will converge on Fort Robinson State Park to plant ponderosa pine seedlings in an annual reforestation effort.
ATV Jamborees return to Lake McConaughy SRA
After a successful event in 2012, the ATV Jamboree at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area near Ogallala will return April 4-6.
Notes: Gun dog event at Branched Oak
The American Kennel Club will bring its second annual AKC Pointing Breed Walking Gun Dog Championship to Branched Oak Lake, near Raymond, Neb, starting Tuesday.
Public encouraged to report Whooping Crane sightings
Over the next several weeks the entire population of Whooping Cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska.
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Ernie Chambers pushes for override of Heineman's veto on mountain lion hunting ban
In his veto message, Gov. Dave Heineman pointed out that lawmakers voted 49-0 to allow hunting of mountain lions two years ago.
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Bill to outlaw cougar hunting in Nebraska passes, now goes to Heineman
Nebraska lawmakers passed a bill that would outlaw cougar hunting Monday, avoiding a showdown over a possible filibuster.
Notes: DeSoto will hold Bertrand Day
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge will hold Steamboat Bertrand Day on Saturday. April 1 marks the 149th anniversary of the sinking of the steamboat.
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Adventure Race will support Lake Maloney Trail Project
People from across the state are invited to become adventurous in support of the Lake Maloney Trail Project. The trail is in its first phase of the project, which will start this spring. The cement trail will be on the south side of the lake and can be used for walking, jogging or bicycling.
Turkey season grows in popularity
Whether with bows or shotguns, hunters will be out throughout spring
Nebraska keeps limits on doe hunting
Nebraska deer hunters again will be restricted from targeting too many female deer this fall in an attempt to help deer herds rebound.
Nebraska Crane Festival celebrates stunning spectacle
As the Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival celebrates 44 years in the Platte River valley this weekend, the Sandhill cranes will have commemorated a few more -- at least 2.5 million more, that is.
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Ernie Chambers seeks votes to end filibuster against bill to abolish mountain lion hunting
The measure had appeared headed for final approval Thursday in the Nebraska Legislature, but then came the filibuster.
New mule deer survey improves population data
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees used a bird's-eye view of the rugged high country of the Pine Ridge last month to obtain more accurate deer population data for northwestern Nebraska.
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Like the cranes, volunteers flock to the Platte again and again
Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary near Gibbon is in the middle of a six-week period when roughly 15,000 find their way down unpaved county roads to witness one of the greatest wildlife spectacles.
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A list of places, times you can see Nebraska's Sandhill cranes
With spring's arrival, hundreds of thousands of the migratory birds pass through central Nebraska. See the stately and agile birds, learn about their behavior and habitat and more.
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Seedlings to be planted in fire-damaged northwest Nebraska
Roughly 42,000 ponderosa pine tree seedlings will be planted in fire-damaged areas of northwest Nebraska this spring.
For some, the geese hunts are a calling
“Shotgun” Sarah Ingle drove 10 hours from Wisconsin to spend four days in a northwest Missouri cornfield. It's the seventh year she's come to the state's conservation hunt of light geese.
Family Fishing Fundamentals
Many adults have fond memories of youthful summer days spent fishing with parents or grandparents. Those who have children of their own may want to replicate those experiences for their own children, but lack the equipment or knowledge of fishing to do so.
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Shallow water, thick ice lead to fish kills in Ramble Ridge Park lagoons
City Parks Director Brook Bench said he wouldn’t be surprised if similar die-offs occur at other small lakes in the area.
Notes: Online course for bowhunters
A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help Iowa bowhunters improve their skills and stay safe in the woods.
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